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Train from Xining to Shanghai

In this page, we offer train from Xining to Shanghai including Xining to Shanghai train schedule and more details about that for your reference.

Departure Station: Xining West Railway Station
Arrival Station: Shanghai Railway Station
Train  No.
Departure  Time
Arrival Time
Running Time
25 h 25 m
31 h 30 m
Attentions: Train Schedule of Xining to Shanghai is for your reference only. Please check the ticket information including the tickets fares at the railway station or by your TCT tour advisors separately.


Notes for Booking Train Tickets

1. Booking an original train is easier than booking a passing-by train. You can book a train ticket 10 days in advance at most.

2. Generally, the seats on the train in China have tow types including soft seat and hard seat. Also, there are two kinds of sleeper seats on China's trains which are hard sleeper seat and soft sleeper seat. Hard sleeper seats are divided into upper hard sleeper, middle hard sleeper and lower hard sleeper (lower hard sleeper is the best); while soft sleeper seats are divided into upper soft sleeper and lower soft sleeper (lower soft sleeper is better).
3. In China, taking a train is a comparative cheaper way to cut down the travel cost. While correspondingly, the comfortable level is lower than by air.
Luggage: you need to take the luggages by yourself and keep an eye of them on transporting time, no luggage-checking service on the train.
Carriage: it may be crowded when in the domestic travel seasons as well as summer holidays.

4. Types of China Train

G–High-Speed Train
C–Intercity EMU Train
D–Electric Multiple Units (EMU) Train
Z–Direct Express Train
T–Express Train
K–Fast Train
Four-digit Number Train - Regular Speed Train
L–Temporary Train

Best Time to Visit Xining:
Xining is located in the eastern part of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, with the average altitude of 2275 meters, strong sunshine. Cool in summer, temperature is mostly below 20 . Every July and August, Xining is the wind blowing gently, cool and pleasant summer resort. In July, Qinghai Lake has large tracts of canola flower in full bloom. Yellow flowers and endless blue lake form a great scenery. the lake is the best tourist camp ground, and the temperature dose not exceed 18 , cool and pleasant. 

Best Time to Visit Shanghai:
The best time to travel in Shanghai is in spring and autumn; the city has a subtropical maritime monsoon climate, with four distinct seasons. Generally, the warm spring and cool autumn are the more comfortable seasons. While summer and winter are far less pleasant. Overall, Shanghai enjoys a mild and moist climate.

Try to Avoid domestic travel seasons
The most crowded seasons in China are Chinese Spring Festival (usually in late Jan or early Feb.), International Labour Day (May 01 to 03) and National Day (Oct 01-07). Spring Festival and the National Day golden week are the most crowded time for travelling.


Related Information

► More transportation information: Xining Transportation
► More travel information: Xining Travel Guide
Recommended China Tour to Xining: 4 Days Xining Highlight Tour (Qinghai Lake, Sun and Moon Mountain, Kanbula National Forest Park, Lijia Gorge, Ta’er Monastery)